International Student Architecture Festival, Stratford, London, 2010.
OB1 LIVE participants designed and brought a prototype Info Bench, made of recycled materials sourced locally to Oxford and Stratford for the International Student Architecture Festival 2010. This installation was the sequel to our previous project in a canal-side public square in Oxford called Mount Place. Students sited the Info Bench in a public space chosen for the parity of context with Mount Place – local housing, canal and an under-used public space.
The bench activated the space with a participatory function – it ranges from acting as a place for a photo-opportunity, to a place to have lunch, to a stop off point along the fragmented Greenway.
Colin Priest and Jane Anderson